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    • William Dallas Herring

    • Education--North Carolina
    • ( William) Dallas Herring was born in Rose Hill, North Carolina in 1916. He lived his entire life in the house in which he was born, which became the Duplin County Historical Foundation Library. He became the youngest mayor in the nation when he...
    • Corn Field - Columbus County, NC.

    • Corn Field, Corn, Columbus County
    • "Corn is a staple which supports life of both man and beast. The black lands of Columbus County, west of Wilmington, NC, give splendid yields of this particular crop." (Sentences written on back of photograph.)
    • James Walker Memorial Hospital - Front view.

    • James Walker Memorial Hospital, Hospitals
    • A contractor, James Walker was a native of Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who came to Wilmington in 1857, after helping to construct one of the wings of the U. S. Capitol Building and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He built the...
    • Kunnering Group

    • McKoy, Henry Bacon, 1893-1991; Jonkonnu (Festival)
    • A group of young men out "Coonering" in Wilmington, NC. Standing (left to right) Henry Bacon McKoy (1893-1991), Douglas Hart McKoy (1894-1925), Edward Ashe (1894-?), Glasgow Hicks (1893-1957). Possibly derived from a festival of West African...
    • Rudoph and Henrietta Gieschen

    • Influenza Epidemic,1918-1919
    • A group on the dunes at Wrightsville Beach. Rudolph and Henrietta Gieschen were both victims of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918. They both developed pneumonia as a result of having the flu, and both are buried in Oakdale Cemetery. They died...
    • NCRPC0761

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • A large crowd gathers for what appears to be a launching party at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company. This aerial photograph provides a good view of much of the grounds at the shipyard.
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03083

    • Azalea Festival
    • A marching band participates in the Azalea Festival Parade. Date not listed on black and white photograph, but appears to be from 1960. Also pictured is a large group of people lined up to watch parade on North Front Street in front of the...
    • Rev. Adrian Shepard

    • Advent Christian Church
    • A photograph of Rev. Adrian Shepard for a newspaper column profiling local ministers. The Rev. Adrian Shepard (1937- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was the minister of United Advent Christian Church in Wilmington in 1987, and served as the...
    • Motor Corps

    • World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
    • A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin,...
    • Harriet and Jonathan Kimbro at Riverfest

    • Festivals; Cape Fear River (N.C.)
    • A photograph showing Harriet Kimbro (far left) and her son, Jonathan, downtown by the river at a display for Poplar Grove Plantation at Riverfest 1982. Riverfest began in 1979 and is celebrated in October every year. It runs along the Cape Fear...
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • studio portrait, children
    • A studio portrait of Helen Lovering, with the description that she was 1 year, 3 days old at the time of the photograph. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Lovering had strong family ties to Wilmington, North Carolina and lived there for most...
    • Coast Guard

    • U.S. Coast Guard, Vietnam, The Mendota, Willard J. Smith
    • A U.S. Coast Guard cutter docks in Wilmington after returning from a 10-month tour of duty off of the coast of Vietnam. The Mendota was based out of Wilmington since 1947. Coast Guard families, locals, and dignitaries including Coast Guard...
    • River Traffic

    • Cape Fear River, Fishing Boat, Tugboat, Stone Towing Co.
    • A view of Norman "Drop" Bass maneuvering his fishing boat in front of a tugboat owned by the Stone Towing Co.
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr.

    • Hewlett, Addison, 1912-1989; Wilmington College; Lawyers
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr. standing in front of the University of North Carolina Wilmington dormitory that bears his name. George Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989) was a prominent North Carolina politician and attorney. Born in Wilmington, NC, he went...

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